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Veteran Lancaster Bomber

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    “S” For Sugar, veteran Lancaster of Bomber Command, completed her 100th operation from her British base in 1944, R.A.F maintenance staff seen here preparing her for a sortie when this photograph was taken; in the foreground is some of the bomb load she took with her on the trip, including a 4,000-pounder and 500-pounders. “S” for Sugar took part in 60 sorties with the original Pathfinder force before finishing its tally with an Australian squadron, the plane had been crossing enemy territory for two years up to this date, during which time she had dropped more than 1,000,000 lb of bombs and used 150,000 gallons of petrol doing it. Grim mockery of the boast made by Field Marshal Goering are the bomb tally markings of her many trips; also painted there are the O.S.O. and two D.S.C won by previous captains.

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